Studies indicate that if your spouse/partner has injured you once, it is likely he will continue to physically assault you.
The physical assaults stopped when you became passive and gave up your right to express yourself as you desire, to move about freely and see others, and to make decisions. This can be as equally frightening and is often more confusing to try to understand.
No one should live in fear of the person they love.
Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied.
This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical.
No one should have to endure this kind of pain—and your first step to breaking free is recognizing that your situation is abusive. If you feel like you have to walk on eggshells around your partner—constantly watching what you say and do in order to avoid a blow-up—chances are your relationship is unhealthy and abusive.
Once you acknowledge the reality of the abusive situation, you can get the help you need. Other signs that you may be in an abusive relationship include a partner who belittles you or tries to control you, and feelings of self-loathing, helplessness, and desperation.
In fact, emotional abuse can be just as damaging as physical abuse—sometimes even more so.